The College of Charleston's Board of Trustees is holding a special meeting Friday, when it will continue reviewing candidates for the job of president.

The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the boardroom of Randolph Hall on the downtown campus.

The board ultimately will decide on the school's next leader. Under state law, it must release the names of the final pool of no fewer than three candidates. It remains unclear when the board will decide on and release the names.

A search committee this month sent a list of its five recommended candidates to the board. That list did not include the name of Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell, who had applied for the job.

Sources with close ties to the search process have said McConnell was one of the search committee's top 10 candidates, but he was not among its top five.

The board, however, isn't obligated to abide by the search committee's recommendations. It could include additional candidates in its list of finalists, or it could exclude the names of some of the search committee's recommended candidates.

Board Chairman Greg Padgett has said that more than 100 people applied for the job.

The new president will replace George Benson, who will step down at the end of June.